We Did It, Michigan – Full Senate Passage! Now on to the House!

Last Updated: December 9, 2016

We are pleased to share the good news that SB 818 was passed by the Michigan Senate by a 35-0 vote! This important legislation, strongly supported by Yoga Alliance®, will enable yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) in Michigan to operate without unnecessary regulation. We commend our legislators, especially bill sponsor Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, for their efforts to strengthen our yoga community.

What's Next?

Even as we celebrate legislation passed in the Michigan Senate, we need to gear up for further consideration of the bill by the Michigan House of Representatives. We will look to you for continuing support as our bill advances through the legislature, and we will keep you updated on next steps.

Express Your Gratitude

Show appreciation for the hard work of our elected officials that joined our efforts to support YTTs throughout the state by sending a “thank you” email. You can reach out to the members who helped to make this possible using the contact information below:

You can also find your local Senator online to say thanks as well!


The finish line is in sight, Michigan! Yoga Alliance has been proud to champion the rights of YTTs and the Michigan yoga community. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm! If you have further questions, please contact us at or call us at 888-921-9642.

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